This is a very elegant LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY Mae Dolorosa Creche figure, which means Sorrowful Mother, and probably created for a noble home. Today the the quality of her black silk dressing with metallic laced appliques are proof of her holy splendor. She has an amazingly anguished face with real brown hair, glass eyes, carved finely molded figure, standing with hands expressively posed. She has painted and gesso wooden head, arms, the legs are a wooden cage, and body is molded with hemp stuffing. She is is 18 inch tall.